APR: Scouting for Food 2017
Support A Unified Focus on Youth Making a Difference in our Communities
*Bags will be available for pick-up from Council offices on March 22.*
Scouting for Food is a region-wide food drive led by local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with the goal of collecting 25,000 pounds of food for those in need, with a focus on youth. We are proud to continue this partnership in the community.
The drive will take place over two weekends:
Bag Neighbor Distribution Day - Saturday, April 8, 2017
Food Collection Day - Saturday, April 15, 2017
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts all over San Antonio communities will deliver empty paper bags donated by H-E-B throughout your local neighborhoods. The bags include instructions with which non-perishable items are most needed. You can then leave the full bag on your doorstep early the following Saturday morning April 15, 2017.
On Saturday, April 15, 2017, as early as 8 AM, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will retrace their steps, pick up the filled bags and deliver them to drop points throughout the region where the San Antonio Food Bank will have trucks waiting to collect the bags.
**If your Pack/Troop/Crew is unable to participate on those dates, you can adapt this project to what works best for you! These are just a few ideas and you can make this event your own.
-Bags can be distributed to your unit for family and family participation
-Distribute bags to your Chartering Organization
-Contact your neighborhood association for help
Please recruit leaders and parents to cover your unit's territory. The Alamo Area Council has partnered with community organizations to coordinate drop off centers across the 13 county area in which we serve. More information on this event will be distributed at leader Roundtables and emailed out.
Drop Off Locations-
Should you not receive a bag in your neighborhood but still wish to participate, please bring nonperishable food items to any of the following drop locations on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Look for the San Antonio Food Bank truck in the following locations:
• H-E-B Store 23 – 5910 Babcock Road, San Antonio, TX 78240
• Boy Scouts of America Alamo Area Council Offices:
o 2226 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78213
o 8503 S. Zarzamora St., San Antonio, TX 78224
• Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
o 811 N Coker Loop, San Antonio, TX 78216
• San Antonio Food Bank – 5200 W Old US Highway 90, San Antonio, TX 78227
• St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry – 1145 Broadway St., Kerrville, TX 78028
• Hill Country Family Services Food Pantry – 118 w. Advogt, Boerne, TX 78006
• The Kitchen Table – 651 N. Business 35, New Braunfels, TX 78130
We have also partnered with the following proxy agencies:
• La’Vernia Food Pantry
o 111 Chihuahua St. La’Vernia TX 78121
• Devine Food Pantry
o 210 South Bright Devine, TX 78016
• Floresville Food Pantry
o 335 Alternative Lane Floresville TX 78114
• St. Vincent De Paul: Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Floresville
o 988 Second Street Floresville, TX 78114
• Sutherland Springs
o 216 4th Street Sutherland Springs TX 78161
• First United Methodist Church of Cotulla
o 302 N. Center Street Cotulla TX 78014
• Pleasanton First United Methodist Church
o 400 N. Reed St. Pleasanton TX 78064
• First Baptist Church of Jourdanton
o 515 Zanderson Avenue Jourdanton TX 78026
• Resurrection Baptist Church
o 142 CR 6840 Lytle TX 78052
For more information, contact Alamo Area Council Scouting for Food team by email ScoutingforFood@AlamoAreaBSA.org.
To learn more about hunger in our area, visit the San Antonio Food Bank's website, www.SAfoodbank.org. See what the 12 most wanted items are on the SA Food bank website.
A Unified Focus on Youth – Hunger Facts:
1 in 4 children in Bexar County alone are food insecure.
Nearly 40% of the Food Bank’s emergency food recipients are children.
Each week, the Food Bank’s Kids Cafes provide more than 3,500 after-school meals to children in need.